Browsing All Posts published on »December 10th, 2011«

New Research Article: “Understanding Collaboration in Wikipedia” (in Latest Issue of First Monday)

December 10, 2011 by

Comments Off on New Research Article: “Understanding Collaboration in Wikipedia” (in Latest Issue of First Monday)

Title: Understanding collaboration in Wikipedia Author: Royce Kimmons (The University of Texas at Austin) Graduate Research Assistant and doctoral student in Instructional Technology Source: First Monday (Vol. 16 No. 12 – 5 December 2011) Abstract Previous attempts at studying collaboration within Wikipedia have focused on simple metrics like rigor (i.e. the number of revisions in […]

Cuts to Service, New Fines Proposed to Slash Toronto Library Budget

December 10, 2011 by

Comments Off on Cuts to Service, New Fines Proposed to Slash Toronto Library Budget

The Toronto Public Library is the busiest urban library system in the world and the largest public library system in Canada (98 branches). From The Globe and Mail: Facing demands from Mayor Rob Ford to slash a further 4.3 per cent from her budget, Toronto’s chief librarian is proposing new fines and a slate of […]

Vatican’s Library begins to Digitize 80,000 of Its Manuscripts With NASA Technology (Video)

December 10, 2011 by

Comments Off on Vatican’s Library begins to Digitize 80,000 of Its Manuscripts With NASA Technology (Video)

From Rome Reports: The library is taking a giant leap to the web. By using NASA technology, it’s planning on scanning 80,000 of its manuscripts. The technology used is called FITS, which stands for Flexible Image Transport System. So far the process was divided in three stages. The first included scanning 8,000 of the 80,000 […]